ALAN Low won’t read into Salisbury’s previous results ahead of Royal Wootton Bassett’s first all-Wiltshire South West One East clash of the season.

Salisbury have registered just one point from their opening four games of the campaign, but the city side are likely to be boosted by availability this weekend as players serving in the military return from their respective trips.

High-flying Bassett, who sit joint-top of the table in company with Banbury, must therefore be on their guard when they host their county rivals at Ballards Ash on Saturday.

And the visitors’ threat at this level was highlighted last weekend when they put 32 points past in-form Oxford Harlequins.

A cautious Low said: “You only have to look at Salisbury’s results to understand that they can be a threat.

“Oxford are one of the better sides in the division this year – and they conceded 32 points.

“It will be interesting to see what type of side turns out for them on Saturday.

“We’re hoping the weather can tidy itself up so we can run the ball about.

“Salisbury are always a tough side to face. We’ve got the better of the results in the last couple of times we have met them.

“But we have been beaten by them in the last play of the game, so managing what we do will be important. Last week we talked about concentrating on the controllables.”

Salisbury’s squad is packed with former academy members of professional squads up and down the land, meaning Bassett’s test on Saturday is likely to be a physical one.

But having weathered an early storm away to Windsor last weekend – where at one point Low’s men were playing two men short – the Bassett boss is confident his side can again rise to the task in front of them.

Low said: “We know Salisbury have strong players that can change a game. A couple of their players are ex-academy members.

“They’ve had selection difficulties over the summer but with the league now entering October, I’d expect to see teams settle down now with regards to their availability.

“A lot of young lads do go away in early September, and Salisbury have a lot of players from the military involved.

“Those players will be more regularly available, so we just have to wait and see what turns up.”

Elsewhere, Swindon continue their unsteady start to the new Southern Counties South campaign with a trip to Yeovil, while Swindon College Old Boys host Swanage & Wareham in the same division.

Supermarine travel to Amesbury in Dorset & Wilts Two North, while in Gloucestershire One, Fairford are away at Dursley.